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Prospective Database Registry of Scheuermann's Kyphosis

Prospective Database Registry of Scheuermann's Kyphosis


The goal of this study is to monitor long term-outcomes of patients with Scheuermann’s Kyphosis who receive surgical treatment, and patients who choose not to have surgery. 

Who May Qualify?:

Patients aged <21 years diagnosed with Scheuermann’s Kyphosis or idiopathic structural Kyphosis. Patients may be pursuing corrective surgery or have elected not to pursue surgery.

Who Does Not Qualify:

Patients with previous spine surgeries, neuromuscular comorbidities, or with post-laminectomy kyphosis.

Interested in participating?
We are currently recruiting
Study Sponsor:

Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation/Harms Study Group

Full IRB Study Title:
Prospective Database Registry of Scheuermann's Kyphosis
IRB Study ID:
If you are interested in this study or have questions about your child's eligibility, please contact:
Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute, 330-543-3193 or email
Lead Investigator
Todd Ritzman, MD, FAAOS, FAOA

Chair, Department of Orthopedics; Director, Spine Center; Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Fracture ClinicOrthopedicsPediatric Neuromuscular ClinicSpine Center

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